WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are looking to reinstate several dismissed charges against an eastern Pennsylvania woman slated to go on trial next week for allegedly hiding a gun used in the accidental killing of her son’s teenage friend.
Thirty-one-year-old Angelina Deabreu of East Stroudsburg is due in Luzerne County Court on Monday for the first day of jury selection in her trial. She’s charged with tampering with evidence and lying to authorities investigating the April 2012 death of 14-year-old Tyler Winstead.
Prosecutors want to reinstate the charges because Deabreu backed out of a plea deal.
Authorities say Deabreu’s teenage son accidentally shot Winstead while playing with a gun.
Investigators say Deabreu hid the gun, lied to investigators and deleted cellphone pictures of her son handling the weapon.